The hotly anticipated climbing film ‘Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Backey’ is to be released to UK cinemas on Friday 10th August.
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British army Captain Lou Rudd has announced plans to attempt an unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica, by the same route on which fellow Briton and friend Henry Worsley lost his life in 2016.
This feature was first published in Adventure Magazine New Zealand in August 2017. On the 8th February 1913 Australian geologist Douglas Mawson stumbled across a remote hut in the northern reaches of the Antarctic continent. Mawson had just survived a harrowing and lengthily solo journey where he had witnessed the death of both of his companions, […]
Standing alone, it’s upper flanks shielded by a series of steep ridges, one mountain ruled over all.
We all hope there’s a long career of hillwalking ahead of us, but one day of course we’ll all climb our last. Ideally this would be a mountain that really means something. If you could pick your final peak, which would it be? I ask some well known hill folk that toughest of questions. This […]
I first came across British polar traveller Alex Hibbert a few years ago thanks to the wonders of Wikipedia. Two things struck me. First, the audacity of his breakout polar expedition – the Long Haul. Second, he appeared to be only a few weeks younger than I (and incidentally grew up a stones throw from […]
My top 40 photos from our expedition to walk across the world’s largest frozen lake
Fast forward six months, and I’ve just finished my first two weeks on the ExWeb beat – evenings and weekend’s, around my day job.
Walking full on into a headwind with spindrift blowing in your face at -20 c and below hurts. I’ve done it.
A scientific expedition is heading to Antarctica to study the Larsen C Ice Shelf – and explore the area where Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous ship was last seen.